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The Watch

Directed by: Akiva Schaffer

Cast: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade, Rosemarie Dewitt, Will Forte

Running Time: 1 hr 38 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: July 27, 2012

Plot: After his employee is mysteriously murdered, small-town American Evan (Stiller) gathers together a Neighborhood Watch (featuring Vaughn, Hill, and Ayoade) to catch the killer.

Who’S It For?: You really have to like Vince Vaughn specifically to get into this one. Coming at it from any other fan angle, whether it be an appreciation for Stiller, Hill, Ayoade, or even Schaffer, director of the legendary Andy Samberg starring vehicle Hot Rod, is just grounds for disappointment.

Expectations: Controversial last-quarter name change or not, The Watch has the comedy makings that could traverse unsurprisingly to greatness. Stiller and Vaughn have had high moments, Hill is at a peak (especially after 21 Jump Street), and Ayoade is a hit overseas (and a funny »

- Nick Allen

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